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School of Public Health: Levine Hagai

Researchers / חוקרים

 Last updated June 2021 - School of Public Health

List of Publications

(1) Negev M, Dahdal Y, Khreis H, Hochman A, Shaheen M, Jaghbir MTA, et al. Regional lessons from the COVID-19 outbreak in the Middle East: From infectious diseases to climate change adaptation. Sci Total Environ 2021;768.

(2) Eliasi E, Bez M, Megreli J, Avramovich E, Fischer N, Barak A, et al. The Association Between Keratoconus and Body Mass Index: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study Among Half a Million Adolescents. Am J Ophthalmol 2021;224:200-206.

(3) Stein-Zamir C, Levine H. The measles outbreak in Israel in 2018-19: lessons for COVID-19 pandemic. Hum Vaccines Immunother 2021.

(4) Masarwa R, Perlman A, Levine H, Matok I. Masarwa et al. Respond to “The Disillusionment of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Epidemiology”. Am J Epidemiol 2021;189(1):6-7.

(5) Hochman A, Alpert P, Negev M, Abdeen Z, Abdeen AM, Pinto JG, et al. The relationship between cyclonic weather regimes and seasonal influenza over the Eastern Mediterranean. Sci Total Environ 2021;750.

(6) Leventer-Roberts M, Grinshpun A, Kohn E, Andra SS, Arora M, Berkovitch M, et al. Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure Among Children by Urinary Biomarkers and Parent Report. Acad Pediatr 2021.

(7) Bui LV, Nguyen HT, Levine H, Nguyen HN, Nguyen T-, Nguyen TP, et al. Estimation of the incubation period of COVID-19 in Vietnam. PLoS ONE 2020;15(12 December).

(8) Hochman A, Alpert P, Baldi M, Bucchignani E, Coppola E, Dahdal Y, et al. Interdisciplinary regional collaboration for public health adaptation to climate change in the eastern mediterranean. Bull Am Meteorol Soc 2020;101(10):E1685-E1689.

(9) Ben-Zion Berliner M, Katz LH, Derazne E, Levine H, Keinan-Boker L, Benouaich-Amiel A, et al. Height as a risk factor in meningioma: A study of 2 million Israeli adolescents. BMC Cancer 2020;20(1).

(10) Magen-Molho H, Harari-Kremer R, Pinto O, Kloog I, Dorman M, Levine H, et al. Spatiotemporal distribution of autism spectrum disorder prevalence among birth cohorts during 2000–2011 in Israel. Ann Epidemiol 2020;48:1-8.

(11) Keinan Boker L, Twig G, Klaitman-Meir V, Derazne E, Shina A, Levine H, et al. Adolescent characteristics and incidence of pre-malignant disease and invasive tumors of the cervix. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2020;30(7):959-968.

(12) Atias D, Levine H, Elinav H, Haouzi-Bashan M, Lior Y, Mor Z. Community Vs. hospital HIV testing sites in Jerusalem, Israel-who's tested and who's at risk? Isr J Health Policy Res 2020;9(1).

(13) Megreli J, Barak A, Bez M, Bez D, Levine H. Association of Myopia with cognitive function among one million adolescents. BMC Public Health 2020;20(1).

(14) Rosen L, Kislev S, Bar-Zeev Y, Levine H. Historic tobacco legislation in Israel: A moment to celebrate. Isr J Health Policy Res 2020;9(1).

(15) Yust-Katz S, Bar Oz A, Derazne E, Katz LH, Levine H, Keinan-Boker L, et al. Echoes from the past- changing associations between brain tumors and ethnicity. J Neurol Sci 2020;408.

(16) Berg CJ, Bar-Zeev Y, Levine H. Informing iQOS Regulations in the United States: A Synthesis of What We Know. SAGE Open 2020;10(1).

(17) Levinger N, Beykin G, Grunin M, Almeida D, Levy J, Levine H, et al. Socioeconomic status and visual outcome in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Eur J Ophthalmol 2020.

(18) Milic M, Levine H, Pekmezovic T, Kisic-Tepavcevic D, Maric G, Popovic A, et al. Is exposure to indoor secondhand smoke associated with poor mental health? Results from non-conflict and post-conflict setting. Psychol Health Med 2020.

(19) Milic M, Gazibara T, Pekmezovic T, Tepavcevic DK, Maric G, Popovic A, et al. Tobacco smoking and health-related quality of life among university students: Mediating effect of depression. PLoS ONE 2020;15(1).

(20) Segev A, Weisskopf MG, Levine H, Pinto O, Raz R. Incidence time trends and socioeconomic factors in the observed incidence of autism spectrum disorder in israel: A nationwide nested case–control study. Autism Res 2019;12(12):1870-1879.

(21) Gold DD, Lorber A, Levine H, Rosenberg S, Duvdevani M, Landau EH, et al. Door To Detorsion Time Determines Testicular Survival. Urology 2019;133:211-215.

(22) Bez D, Megreli J, Bez M, Avramovich E, Barak A, Levine H. Association between Type of Educational System and Prevalence and Severity of Myopia among Male Adolescents in Israel. JAMA Ophthalmol 2019;137(8):887-893.

(23) Bary-Weisberg D, Meltser M, Oberman M, Pato Benari A, Bar-Zeev Y, Shalev S, et al. Feasibility of a text-messaging smoking cessation program for soldiers in Israel. BMC Public Health 2019;19(1).

(24) Negev M, Teschner N, Rosenthal A, Levine H, Lew-Levy C, Davidovitch N. Adaptation of health systems to climate-related migration in Sub-Saharan Africa: Closing the gap. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2019;222(2):311-314.

(25) Bar-Zeev Y, Levine H, Rubinstein G, Khateb I, Berg CJ. IQOS point-of-sale marketing strategies in Israel: A pilot study. Isr J Health Policy Res 2019;8(1).

(26) Rottenberg Y, Zick A, Levine H. Temporal trends of geographic variation in mortality following cancer diagnosis: A population-based study 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services. BMC Public Health 2019;19(1).

(27) Matok I, Masarwa R, Levine H, Perlman A. FOUR AUTHORS REPLY. Am J Epidemiol 2018;187(12):2718.

(28) Bui LV, Mor Z, Chemtob D, Ha ST, Levine H. Use of geographically weighted poisson regression to examine the effect of distance on tuberculosis incidence: A case study in Nam Dinh, Vietnam. PLoS ONE 2018;13(11).

(29) Levine H, Mohri H, Ekbom A, Ramos L, Parker G, Roldan E, et al. Male reproductive health statement (XIIIth international symposium on Spermatology, may 9th-12th 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. Basic Clin Androl 2018;28(1).

(30) Masarwa R, Levine H, Gorelik E, Reif S, Perlman A, Matok I. Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorder: A systematic review,meta-analysis, and meta-regression analysis of cohort studies. Am J Epidemiol 2018;187(8):1817-1827.

(31) Getachew B, Payne JB, Vu M, Pillai D, Shah J, Levine H, et al. Perceptions of alternative tobacco products, anti-tobacco media, and tobacco regulation among young adults: A qualitative study. Am J Health Behav 2018;42(4):118-130.

(32) Twig G, Geva N, Levine H, Derazne E, Goldberger N, Haklai Z, et al. Body mass index and infectious disease mortality in midlife in a cohort of 2.3 million adolescents. Int J Obes 2018;42(4):801-807.

(33) Raz R, Levine H, Pinto O, Broday DM, Yuval, Weisskopf MG. Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Population-Based Nested Case-Control Study in Israel. Am J Epidemiol 2018;187(4):717-725.

(34) Keinan-Boker L, Levine H, Leiba A, Derazne E, Kark JD. Adolescent obesity and adult male breast cancer in a cohort of 1,382,093 men. Int J Cancer 2018;142(5):910-918.

(35) Sun X, Wang F, Zheng H, Miao N, Yuan Q, Cui F, et al. The impact of expanded program on immunization with live attenuated and inactivated Hepatitis A vaccines in China, 2004–2016. Vaccine 2018;36(10):1279-1284.

(36) Golan R, Kloog I, Almog R, Gesser-Edelsburg A, Negev M, Jolles M, et al. Environmental exposures and fetal growth: The Haifa pregnancy cohort study David Stieb, Cecile Boot, Michelle Turner, Osmar Zaiane. BMC Public Health 2018;18(1).

(37) Levine H, Keinan-Boker L, Leiba A, Derazne E, Rais A, Kark JD. Paternal age and risk of testicular germ cell tumors: a cohort study of 1,000,000 men. Andrology 2017;5(6):1124-1130.

(38) Zarka S, Levine H, Rozhavski V, Sela T, Bar-Ze'ev Y, Molina-Hazan V, et al. Smoking behavior change during compulsory military service in Israel, 1987-2011. Nicotine Tob Res 2017;19(11):1322-1329.

(39) Levine H, Jørgensen N, Martino-Andrade A, Mendiola J, Weksler-Derri D, Mindlis I, et al. Temporal trends in sperm count: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis. Hum Reprod Update 2017;23(6):646-659.

(40) Kopel E, Davidovitch N, Levine H. Using all means to protect public health in Israel from emerging tobacco products. Am J Public Health 2017;107(10):1599-1600.

(41) Twig G, Ben-Ami Shor D, Furer A, Levine H, Derazne E, Goldberger N, et al. Adolescent body mass index and cardiovascular disease-specific mortality by midlife. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2017;102(8):3011-3020.

(42) Levine H, Leiba M, Bar Zeev Y, Keinan-Boker L, Derazne E, Leiba A, et al. Risk of Hodgkin lymphoma according to immigration status and origin: a migrant cohort study of 2.3 million Jewish Israelis. Leuk Lymphoma 2017;58(4):959-968.

(43) Shamriz O, Leiba M, Levine H, Derazne E, Keinan-Boker L, Kark JD. Higher body mass index in 16–19 year-old Jewish Adolescents of North African, Middle Eastern and European Origins is a Predictor of Acute Myeloid Leukemia: a cohort of 2.3 million Israelis. Cancer Causes Control 2017;28(4):331-339.

(44) Berman T, Goldsmith R, Levine H, Grotto I. Human biomonitoring in Israel: Recent results and lessons learned. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2017;220(2):6-12.

(45) Matok I, Elizur A, Perlman A, Ganor S, Levine H, Kozer E. Association of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen Use With Wheezing in Children With Acute Febrile Illness. Ann Pharmacother 2017;51(3):239-244.

(46) Rottenberg Y, Levine H, Keinan-Boker L, Derazne E, Leiba A, Kark JD. Risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma penetrates across immigrant generations: A migrant cohort study of 2.3 million Jewish Israeli adolescents. Int J Cancer 2017;140(5):1060-1067.

(47) Kopel E, Davidovitch N, Levine H. Lessons from a 2016 large-scale contamination of cereals with Salmonella altona in Israel. Am J Public Health 2017;107(2):243-245.

(48) Adebayo G, Neumark Y, Gesser-Edelsburg A, Ahmad WA, Levine H. Zika pandemic online trends, incidence and health risk communication: A time trend study. BMJ Glob Health 2017;2(3).

(49) Twig G, Tirosh A, Leiba A, Levine H, Shor DB-, Derazne E, et al. BMI at age 17 years and diabetes mortality in midlife: A nationwide cohort of 2.3 million adolescents. Diabetes Care 2016;39(11):1996-2003.

(50) Halperin T, Levine H, Korenman Z, Burstein S, Amber R, Sela T, et al. Molecular characterization and antibiotic resistance of group G streptococci in Israel: comparison of invasive, non-invasive and carriage isolates. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2016;35(10):1649-1654.

(51) Keinan-Boker L, Levine H, Derazne E, Molina-Hazan V, Kark JD. Measured adolescent body mass index and adult breast cancer in a cohort of 951,480 women. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2016;158(1):157-167.

(52) Martino-Andrade AJ, Liu F, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Redmon JB, Nguyen RHN, et al. Timing of prenatal phthalate exposure in relation to genital endpoints in male newborns. Andrology 2016;4(4):585-593.

(53) Thurston SW, Mendiola J, Bellamy AR, Levine H, Wang C, Sparks A, et al. Phthalate exposure and semen quality in fertile US men. Andrology 2016;4(4):632-638.

(54) Twig G, Yaniv G, Levine H, Leiba A, Goldberger N, Derazne E, et al. Body-mass index in 2.3 million adolescents and cardiovascular death in adulthood. New Engl J Med 2016;374(25):2430-2440.

(55) Feldman I, Donchin M, Levine H. A smoke-free medical campus in Jerusalem: Data for action. Isr J Health Policy Res 2016;5(1).

(56) Chiu Y-, Gaskins AJ, Williams PL, Mendiola J, Jørgensen N, Levine H, et al. Intake of fruits and vegetables with lowto- moderate pesticide residues is positively associated with semen-quality parameters among young healthy men. J Nutr 2016;146(5):1084-1092.

(57) Leiba M, Leiba A, Keinan-Boker L, Avigdor A, Derazne E, Levine H, et al. Adolescent weight and height are predictors of specific non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes among a cohort of 2,352,988 individuals aged 16 to 19 years. Cancer 2016;122(7):1068-1077.

(58) Leiba A, Twig G, Levine H, Goldberger N, Afek A, Shamiss A, et al. Hypertension in late adolescence and cardiovascular mortality in midlife: a cohort study of 2.3 million 16- to 19-year-old examinees. Pediatr Nephrol 2016;31(3):485-492.

(59) Le Moal J, Sharpe RM, Jorgensen N, Levine H, Jurewicz J, Mendiola J, et al. Toward a multi-country monitoring system of reproductive health in the context of endocrine disrupting chemical exposure. Eur J Public Health 2016;26(1):76-83.

(60) Tasher D, Rahav G, Levine H, Sofer D, Linder N, Anis E, et al. How many OPV rounds are required to stop wild polio virus circulation in a developed country? Lessons from the Israeli experience. Vaccine 2016;34(3):299-301.

(61) Hartal M, Yavnai N, Galor I, Avramovich E, Sela T, Kayouf R, et al. Seroprevalence of anti-HBs antibodies at young adulthood, before and after a booster vaccine dose, among medical personnel vaccinated in infancy. Vaccine 2015;33(38):4878-4885.

(62) Levine H, Kayouf R, Rozhavski V, Sela T, Rajuan-Galor I, Ferber AT, et al. Neglect of skin wounds and the risk of becoming a Staphylococcus aureus nasal carrier: a cohort study. BMC Public Health 2015;15(1).

(63) Beenstock M, Raz R, Levine H. Birth gap and the recurrence risk of autism spectrum disorders: A population-based cohort study. Res Autism Spectr Disord 2015;17:86-94.

(64) Raz R, Weisskopf MG, Davidovitch M, Pinto O, Levine H. Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorders Incidence by Sub-Populations in Israel 1992–2009: A Total Population Study. J Autism Dev Disord 2015;45(4):1062-1069.

(65) Levine H, Swan SH. Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic. Hum Reprod 2015;30(6):1287-1289.

(66) Levine H, Kopel E, Anis E, Givon-Lavi N, Dagan R. The impact of a national routine immunisation programme initiated in 1999 on Hepatitis A incidence in Israel, 1993 to 2012. Eurosurveillance 2015;20(7).

(67) Abroms L, Hershcovitz R, Boal A, Levine H. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Text Messaging Program for Smoking Cessation in Israel. J Health Commun 2015;20(8):903-909.

(68) Levine H, Zarka S, Ankol OE, Rozhavski V, Davidovitch N, Aboudy Y, et al. Seroprevalence of measles, mumps and rubella among young adults, after 20 years of universal 2-dose MMR vaccination in Israel. Hum Vaccines Immunother 2015;11(6):1400-1405.

(69) Levine H, Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, et al. Urinary concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Israeli adults: Demographic and life-style predictors. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2015;218(1):123-131.

(70) Schwartz I, Gartsman I, Adler B, Friedlander Y, Manor O, Levine H, et al. The association between post-polio symptoms as measured by the Index of Post-Polio Sequelae and self-reported functional status. J Neurol Sci 2014;345(1):87-91.

(71) Rosen L, Rozhavski V, Levine H, Sela T, Bar-Ze'ev Y, Molina-Hazan V, et al. Smoking initiation among Israeli adolescents: A 24-year time-to-event analysis. Prev Med 2014;65:141-147.

(72) Levine H, Mimouni D, Zurel-Farber A, Zahavi A, Molina-Hazan V, Bar-Zeev Y, et al. Time trends of viral meningitis among young adults in Israel: 1978-2012. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2014;33(7):1149-1153.

(73) Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, Levine H, et al. Demographic and dietary predictors of urinary bisphenol A concentrations in adults in Israel. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2014;217(6):638-644.

(74) Levine H, Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, et al. Exposure to tobacco smoke based on urinary cotinine levels among Israeli smoking and nonsmoking adults: A cross-sectional analysis of the first Israeli human biomonitoring study. BMC Public Health 2013;13(1).

(75) Moran-Gilad J, Levine H, Schwartz E, Bartal C, Huerta-Hartal M, Schwaber MJ, et al. Postexposure prophylaxis of tick-borne relapsing fever: Lessons learned from recent outbreaks in Israel. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2013;13(11):791-797.

(76) Rais A, Zarka S, Derazne E, Tzur D, Calderon-Margalit R, Davidovitch N, et al. Varicocoele among 1 300 000 Israeli adolescent males: Time trends and association with body mass index. Androl 2013;1(5):663-669.

(77) Levine H, Afek A, Shamiss A, Derazne E, Tzur D, Astman N, et al. Country of origin, age at migration and risk of cutaneous melanoma: A migrant cohort study of 1,100,000 Israeli men. Int J Cancer 2013;133(2):486-494.

(78) Mimouni D, Levine H, Ferber AT, Rajuan-Galor I, Huerta-Hartal M. Secular trends of chickenpox among military population in Israel in relation to introduction of varicella zoster vaccine 1979-2010. Hum Vaccines Immunother 2013;9(6):1303-1307.

(79) Levine H, Afek A, Shamiss A, Derazne E, Tzur D, Zavdy O, et al. Risk of germ cell testicular cancer according to origin: A migrant cohort study in 1,100,000 Israeli men. Int J Cancer 2013;132(8):1878-1885.

(80) Ereqat S, Nasereddin A, Levine H, Azmi K, Al-Jawabreh A, Greenblatt CL, et al. First-time detection of Mycobacterium bovis in livestock tissues and milk in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013;7(9).

(81) Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, Levine H, et al. Urinary concentrations of organophosphate pesticide metabolites in adults in Israel: Demographic and dietary predictors. Environ Int 2013;60:183-189.

(82) Berman T, Goldsmith R, Göen T, Spungen J, Novack L, Levine H, et al. Urinary concentrations of environmental contaminants and phytoestrogens in adults in Israel. Environ Int 2013;59:478-484.

(83) Levine H, Ankol OE, Rozhavski V, Davidovitch N, Aboudy Y, Zarka S, et al. Rubella seroprevalence in the first birth cohort reaching fertility age after 20 years of two dose universal vaccination policy in Israel. Vaccine 2012;30(50):7260-7264.

(84) Levine H, Balicer RD, Rozhavski V, Halperin T, Shreberk M, Davidovitch N, et al. Seroepidemiology of Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus among Israeli male young adults. Ann Epidemiol 2012;22(11):783-788.

(85) Levine H, Balicer RD, Zarka S, Sela T, Rozhavski V, Cohen D, et al. Dynamics of Pneumococcal Acquisition and Carriage in Young Adults during Training in Confined Settings in Israel. PLoS ONE 2012;7(10).

(86) Berman T, Levine H, Gamzu R, Grotto I. Trends in reproductive health in Israel: Implications for environmental health policy. Isr J Health Policy Res 2012;1(1).

(87) Levine H, Huerta-Hartal M, Bar-Ze'ev Y, Balicer RD, Auster O, Ankol OE, et al. Smoking and other correlates of health care services utilization among mandatory military recruits in Israel. Nicotine Tob Res 2012;14(6):742-750.

(88) Levine H, Mimouni D, Grotto I, Zahavi A, Ankol O, Huerta-Hartal M. Secular and seasonal trends of infectious mononucleosis among young adults in Israel: 1978-2009. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2012;31(5):757-760.

(89) Negev M, Levine H, Davidovitch N, Bhatia R, Mindell J. Integration of health and environment through health impact assessment: Cases from three continents. Environ Res 2012;114:60-67.

(90) Levine H, Zarka S, Dagan R, Sela T, Rozhavski V, Cohen DI, et al. Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae in adults may occur through saliva. Epidemiol Infect 2012;140(3):561-565.

(91) Levine H, Balicer RD, Laor D, Grotto I. Challenges and opportunities in the Israeli 2009 pandemic influenza vaccination program. Hum Vaccines 2011;7(10).

(92) Levine H, Ankol OE, Rozhavski V, Davidovitch N, Aboudy Y, Zarka S, et al. Sub-optimal prevalence of mumps antibodies in a population based study of young adults in Israel after 20 years of two dose universal vaccination policy. Vaccine 2011;29(15):2785-2790.

(93) Levine H, Rishpon S, Huerta-Hartal M, Davidovitch N. Preventing mumps outbreaks in confined settings: Comprehensive ring vaccination as a containment strategy. Hum Vaccines 2011;7(12):1389-1393.

(94) Balicer RD, Zarka S, Levine H, Klement E, Sela T, Porat N, et al. Control of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 5 epidemic of severe pneumonia among young army recruits by mass antibiotic treatment and vaccination. Vaccine 2010;28(34):5591-5596.

(95) Mimouni D, Bar-Zeev Y, Davidovitch N, Huerta M, Balicer RD, Levine H, et al. Secular trends of gonorrhea in young adults in Israel: Three decades of follow-up. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2010;29(9):1111-1115.

(96) Balicer RD, Mimouni D, Bar-Zeev Y, Levine H, Davidovitch N, Ankol OH, et al. Post exposure prophylaxis of tick-borne relapsing fever. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2010;29(3):253-258.

(97) Hazan VM, Balicer RD, Groto I, Zarka S, Ankol OE, Bar-Zeev Y, et al. The military role in a flu pandemic. Harefuah 2010;149(1):9-"13, 64".

(98) Grotto I, Levine H, Balicer RD. Pandemic influenza vaccines: From the lab to ethical policy making. Harefuah 2009;148(10):672-676.

(99) Mimouni D, Balicer RD, Levine H, Klement E, Bar-Zeev Y, Davidovitch N, et al. Trends in the epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a young adult population in Israel: A long-term survey. Int J Dermatol 2009;48(6):611-613.

(100) Levine H. Noble prize for the discoverers of Helicobacter pylori - The overlooked bacteria. Harefuah 2005;144(11):755-758+824.